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Toronto Commercial Real Estate Finance

CMLS Financial is Canada’s leader in the commercial mortgage market. With market presence in nine major Canadian commercial centres, we offer an unbeatable combination of national presence and local expertise. Our team of local commercial real estate finance experts has the insights and industry know-how to help you get your deals done.

Greg Russell, BSc, MBA

Greg Russell, BSc, MBA

Vice President & Managing Director, High Yield and Construction

Greg Russell is responsible for management of the high yield and construction financing platform in Canada. He has more than 25 years of experience in the commercial mortgage industry.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2015, Mr. Russell held key senior management positions at institutional and non-institutional lenders. He has extensive experience in the enhanced yield sector of the market. Mr. Russell was a key member of a private lending platform that was built from the ground up. He holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba.

647.288.9326
greg.russell@cmls.ca
Susan Alford

Susan Alford

Assistant Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Susan Alford works on behalf of our seniors housing clients for term and construction financing options in addition to advisory services. She is involved in financing activities from origination through to underwriting and loan fulfillment with a specialization in retirement and long-term care homes.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2020, Susan was involved in the valuation, investment and financing sectors of seniors’ housing across Canada for 33 years based in Toronto and Calgary. She has provided appraisal and consulting services with national appraisal firms. Within the appraisal sector Susan worked at Canada Mortgage and Housing as a Senior Appraiser. Her lending and financing experience in both term and construction is with a Canadian national life company and bank.

Susan holds her Bachelor of Arts from The University of Western Ontario as well as an AACI, P.App designation from the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

647.715.3982
susan.alford@cmls.ca
Giulio Amodeo

Giulio Amodeo

Vice President | Agent, Real Estate Finance

Giulio Amodeo handles various types of financing, with particular expertise in construction and development financing. He works with privately owned development and real estate investment companies. Mr. Amodeo has 27 years of experience in the commercial finance industry.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2011, Mr. Amodeo spent 20 years with several prominent Canadian financial institutions. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University.

647.288.9322
giulio.amodeo@cmls.ca
David Barchet

David Barchet

Assistant Vice President, Real Estate Finance

David Barchet specializes in construction financing and commercial income-producing real estate with a focus on quantitative modeling and designing bespoke credit solutions.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2019, Mr. Barchet worked in commercial real estate finance at a prominent financial institution in Winnipeg.

David Holds a Bachelors of Science in Physics from University of Winnipeg, Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from University of Minnesota, a Masters of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Toronto, and has completed all three levels of CFA examinations.

647.245.1180
david.barchet@cmls.ca
Andrea Cali, CFA, MFin

Andrea Cali, CFA, MFin

Vice President, Construction Finance

Andrea Cali is responsible for building the construction and interim financing platform at CMLS. With 8 years’ experience in commercial and construction real estate financing, she has financed a diverse range of asset classes including land development, residential, commercial/office and special use asset classes such as hotel, student residences and retirement residences.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2018, Ms. Cali held positions at several institutions across the financing spectrum and has developed a strong understanding of the construction financing eco-system in Ontario. Ms. Cali holds a Master of Finance from Queens University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

647.729.8436
andrea.cali@cmls.ca
Rob Caparelli

Rob Caparelli

Assistant Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Rob Caparelli handles various types of financing for all types of income-producing properties, both conventional and CMHC insured, as well as high-yield financing opportunities. He works with commercial real estate investors across all asset classes. Mr. Caparelli has over 5 years of experience in the commercial real estate and has been involved with transactions totaling nearly $1B.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2014, Mr. Caparelli attended college in Lake Forest Illinois. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Lake Forest College.

647.288.9316
rob.caparelli@cmls.ca
Paul Fallone, MBA

Paul Fallone, MBA

Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Paul Fallone has an extensive background in financing all types of income producing assets in major markets across Canada, with a particular focus on apartment, retail, office, and industrial buildings in Ontario and Quebec. His transaction experience includes an aggregate deal value exceeding $10B with a variety of products including term, value-add, and construction loans. He works with institutional investors and advisors, REITs, and private developers. Mr. Fallone has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2017, Mr. Fallone held various senior management positions at several prominent Canadian and international financial institutions. Mr. Fallone holds a Bachelor degree from Ryerson University, a Master of Business Administration and a post-graduate Diploma in Real Estate Development from The Schulich School of Business, York University.

647.960.8989
paul.fallone@cmls.ca
Paula Gasparro

Paula Gasparro

Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Paula Gasparro handles various types of financing for all income producing assets in major markets across Canada, with a focus on CMHC insured financing for Multi-Unit Rentals, Affordable Housing, Seniors Housing, Student Housing. She works with institutional investors and advisors, REITs, and private developers. She has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2018, Paula held senior management positions at Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) for 16 years, bringing in depth expertise in commercial underwriting, product development, and policy.

647.205.2869
paula.gasparro@cmls.ca
TJ Kaloti

TJ Kaloti

Assistant Vice President, Real Estate Finance

TJ Kaloti works exclusively with commercial brokers to provide them access to our proprietary funds across all types of asset classes. TJ has been working within the financial industry since 2011 in multiple capacities and has worked in commercial real estate financing since 2016.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2019, Mr. Kaloti was a senior account manager responsible for financing commercial real estate at a prominent financial institution. TJ holds a Bachelors in Business from York University and a Masters in Finance and Management Analytics from Queens University.

647.259.0339
tj.kaloti@cmls.ca
Sung Lee

Sung Lee

Assistant Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Sung Lee specializes in sourcing and structuring commercial real estate financing for all major asset classes. Mr. Lee has over 15 years of professional experience with 12 of those in the financial industry specializing in both credit and investments.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2020, Mr. Lee has held various advisory, business development and leadership roles. His experience includes working with one of the Big 5 banks, Ontario's largest credit union and a top-tier investment firm. Sung was also a founding member of one of Canada's leading independent mortgage brokerages.

Sung holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with High Honours from Seneca College majoring in Financial Services Management and has previously obtained the CIM, AMP and AICB designations.

416.862.8787
sung.lee@cmls.ca
Chris Minor

Chris Minor

Vice President | Agent, Real Estate Finance

Chris Minor is an expert in all income-producing assets, with a particular focus on multi-family, industrial and retail. He works with income-producing owners and developers across Canada. Mr. Minor has 13 years of experience in commercial mortgages.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2013, Mr. Minor worked for over a decade in the commercial real estate lending industry. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto with a major in economics.

647.288.9317
chris.minor@cmls.ca
George Misik

George Misik

Assistant Vice President | Agent, Real Estate Finance

George Misik specializes in land development and construction finance with a focus on multi-residential and long-term care facilities. He has 10 years of experience in commercial real estate, both in the private and public sectors.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2015, Mr. Misik worked for trust companies, a credit union and a crown agency, where he developed his strong underwriting skills in all types of income-producing properties, both conventional and CMHC insured. Mr. Misik attended the University of Toronto.

647.729.8434
george.misik@cmls.ca
Kevin Schledewitz

Kevin Schledewitz

Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Kevin Schledewitz focuses on the construction and term financing of institutional quality real estate. With more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, Kevin has extensive experience structuring and sourcing commercial real estate financing for all major asset classes across the country.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2019, Mr. Schledewitz worked for 13 years in the real estate group at a major Canadian investment bank, where he specialized in commercial mortgage placements, credit lease financing, mortgage bonds and debt advisory for public and private borrowers and high net worth clients. He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

416.479.8101
kevin.schledewitz@cmls.ca
Chris Sharp, CFA

Chris Sharp, CFA

Vice President | Broker, Real Estate Finance

Chris Sharp has financed a variety of income-producing asset types over the course of his career, establishing relationships with borrowers and commercial mortgage brokers. He has nearly 30 years of experience in commercial finance.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2009, Mr. Sharp held senior origination and management positions with a variety of Canadian and international financial institutions. He arranged financing for commercial real estate, golf and resort properties, and construction/development projects. He was also involved in equipment and asset-based lending. Mr. Sharp is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

647.288.9313
chris.sharp@cmls.ca
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